2018news 06 30

PORTSMOUTH, OH (June 30th, 2018) Jason Jameson became the newest winner on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour, claiming his biggest career victory on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Jameson took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on lap 33 and then had to hold off the challenges from Josh Richards. A caution with ten laps to go turned into a two-car battle between Jameson and Richards with the Indiana driver crossing the line to cap off a very exciting race.

Jameson joined Magnolia Motor Speedway winner Hudson O’Neal as back-to-back first-time series winners. Richards finished in second with Scott Bloomquist in third. Rod Conley was fourth and Tim McCreadie took fifth.

Surrounded in victory lane by several well-wishers, an emotional Jameson thanked a multitude of people. “I can’t thank my crew enough, especially Tim, Jeff, and Tony and everybody who makes this happen. I don’t want to see this month end. I wish my car owner James [Rattliff] was here to see this. Scott [Bloomquist] drove the wheels off of that thing. It made me get up and drive a little harder.”

Jameson survived the next to last restart of the race as it appeared both Richards and Bloomquist were primed to take the win away. Richards briefly got the lead back, but Jameson fought to regain the top spot. “It was fun racing with those guys. They raced really hard and clean. You could throw a slider on them and they would return the favor without running over you. I felt a vibration near the end I think the motor was getting hot. I tried to run into the corner and keep my speed. I just about lost it in turn two with a few laps to go.”

Richards was looking for his third LOLMDS win of the year. It nearly came to fruition as he came home in second with the Best Performance Motorsports, COLT Firearms, Rocket Chassis. “It was a pretty crazy start there. Scott [Bloomquist] started off good and then we got it going up top. He [Jameson] did a great job tonight. Thanks to the fans for coming out and enduring this night. They saw a great show.”

“After about four or five laps the tires would get really hot. We had to back-pedal there for a little bit and then he [Jameson] started to pull away. This place is a lot of fun. I think it has been different every time we have been here. It was the first-time we had run the cushion for that long. We will come back later this year and give it another try.”

Bloomquist was in the thick of things for most of the race and took the third spot at the finish. “He [Jameson] was just a little bit better than us tonight. He could run the cushion. It was a little rough on us to run the top. We just had to move down to the bottom and see if we could get something working there. The top was just too dominant tonight.”

The winner’s James Rattliff-owned Swartz by Boggs car is powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsored by: MGL Auto Sales, On-Time Courier, JRR Motor Sales, 4B Motorsports, Hatcher’s Auto Sales, Keyser Manufacturing, The Auto Outlet, and B&B Motorsports.

Completing the top ten Michael Chilton, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, Mason Zeigler, and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Independence 50
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jason Jameson / 14.600 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 14.556 seconds (overall)

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jason Jameson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Mason Zeigler, Jimmy Owens, Austin Rettig, Eric Wells, Delmas Conley, Brandon Fouts, Anthony Adams

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Devin Gilpin, Dale McDowell, RJ Conley, Bobby Pierce, Doug Drown, Jason Montgomery, Audie Swartz

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Rod Conley, Scott Bloomquist, Michael Chilton, Hudson O'Neal, Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Shannon Thornsberry, Larry Holbrook, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shanon Buckingham

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jackie Boggs, Gregg Satterlee, Jared Hawkins, Kyle Bronson, Josh Bocook, Mike Benedum, Lee Logan, Kody Evans

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, RJ Conley, Bobby Pierce, Austin Rettig, Doug Drown, Eric Wells, Brandon Fouts, Delmas Conley, Audie Swartz, Jason Montgomery, Anthony Adams-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Don O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Josh Bocook, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shannon Thornsberry, Lee Logan, Larry Holbrook, Kody Evans-DNS, Mike Benedum-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 1 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $12,000
2 3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $6,500
3 6 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $4,000
4 2 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH $2,750
5 7 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 10 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,800
7 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,200
8 17 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100
9 13 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA $1,300
10 12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $1,800
11 15 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,075
12 4 10C Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV $1,050
13 19 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH $1,025
14 16 11H Jared Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
15 23 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1,000
16 11 1G Devin Gilpin Columbus, IN $1,000
17 18 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $1,900
18 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,800
19 20 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL $1,700
20 22 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
21 24 81 Brandon Fouts Kite, KY $1,000
22 9 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,700
23 21 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $1,700
24 25 B1 Josh Bocook Wheelersburg, OH $1,000
25 8 4B Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 38
Lap Leaders: Jason Jameson (Laps 1 – 12); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 13 – 31); Jason Jameson (Laps 32 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jason Jameson
Margin of Victory: 0.637 seconds
Cautions: Darrell Lanigan (Lap 12); Dennis Erb Jr. (Lap 34); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 40)
Series Provisional: Dennis Erb Jr.
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Brandon Fouts
Portsmouth Raceway Park Provisional: Josh Bocook
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 9 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: RJ Conley
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Swartz Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Gullett (Jason Jameson)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #6 – 15.5479 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jason Jameson (31 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jason Jameson
Time of Race: 22 minutes 53 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3745 $109,600
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3590 $116,475
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3535 $89,900
4 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3425 $74,500
5 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 3405 $84,550
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3395 $57,700
7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3305 $69,675
8 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3195 $48,475
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3120 $50,200
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3010 $38,050
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 2925 $38,400
12 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 2920 $54,275
13 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2895 $32,325
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 2800 $26,325

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - The Only Choice for Premium Quality Merchandise
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Bilstein Shocks - "The Official Shock" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
CatSpot Organic Litter - Litter as Mother Nature Intended
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - Born to Burn
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
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MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
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Wrisco Aluminum - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX, COMP Cams, CV Products, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, SRI Performance Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, and 5150 Race Trailers

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2018, the LOLMDS will sanction 60 events in 22 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

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Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

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About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

2021 Championship Points

Points as of 5/1/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stTim McCreadie (#39)2210
2ndHudson O'Neal (#71)2165
3rdJonathan Davenport (#49)2090
4thRicky Thornton (#20RT)1995
5thShane Clanton (#25)1990
6thJosh Richards (#14)1985
7thDevin Moran (#9)1975
8thTyler Erb (#1T)1970
9thKyle Bronson (#40B)1945
10thMike Marlar (#157)1910

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